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Model Kit Subject Wish List
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, February 19, 2022 10:10 AM

I am always curious what others would like to build, that havn't been able to yet beause there hasn't been a kit released yet.  So, what is a kit you wish a manufacturer would release, or re-release if it has been out of production and unavailable?

Mine are:

I wish farming tractors got some more attention from scale models manufacturers as well.  I know there are some out there, but I wish there were more classic and modern farming subjects.

It would be welcome news if someone would resurrect the Wingnut Wings molds and start popping these out again at more reasonable prices than they go for now.

My biggest specific kit wish is for a Meng and Hobby Boss to put out their Oshkosh tank hauler kits as just the trucks, without the trailer.

 

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 19, 2022 1:43 PM

Hmmm... tough these days since there's so many great subjects out there.  We need another 109 though Stick out tongue

Seriously, I would immediatly buy the following

1/48 Air Tractor crop duster - love ugly planes

1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 - Fabio Quartararo's MotoGP winning Monster engergy bike

1/20 Redbull F1 Car - Max Verstappen's winning car

Maybe a new tooled 1/48 F-102, B-58

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, February 19, 2022 1:45 PM

Maybe a Zubr Class Soviet assault hovercraft, KM-1 "Caspian Sea Monster and N-1 moon rocket, all in 1/144 scale and injection plastic.  And a PACV in 1/35 and plastic.  I know all the above are available in resin, except for the Zubr, but I'd like modern high detail plastic kits.

Oh, and some quality kits of experimental planes like the Rockwell XFV-12A and X-31, Northrop and Martin lifting bodies, and that crazy Dornier VTOL jet with the pair of Harrier engines.

As you can see I like the weird stuff.

Oh, last but certainly not least, a new kit of the Messerschmitt Bf-109G6, in all scales.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by jeffpez on Saturday, February 19, 2022 2:35 PM

Vehicles that work for a living like construction equipment or fire trucks or the like. How about trains such as steam locomotives from various time periods. Ships that aren't military like Zvezda's new ice breaker (I just finished it and loved every minute of it) or tankers or cargo ships? Maybe a sailing vessel with proper rigging. 

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Posted by fotofrank on Saturday, February 19, 2022 2:53 PM

I'd like to see more trainers in 1/48 scale, injected molded. Airplanes like these:

Ryan PT-22, Vultee BT-13/15, AT-6D, Harvard Mk II, T-28A, Raytheon T-6 Texan II,  Fairchild PT-19, Bedech AT-11, Beech T-34C.

Any or all of those from a maunfacturer like Tamiya or Airfix would be terrific.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:30 PM

I would like to see a 1/350 German secret Raider.

Preferably by Hasegawa,Aoshima,Trumpeter or Revell.

Atlantis,Pinguin,Orion,any  will do.

Also 1/350 AKA-91 USS-Whitley Andromeda Class

Was the ship my Dad served on.

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:42 PM

Same one i've had for years. 1/72nd Ju 87C, kit or conversion.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 19, 2022 3:48 PM

fotofrank

I'd like to see more trainers in 1/48 scale, injected molded. Airplanes like these:

Ryan PT-22, Vultee BT-13/15, AT-6D, Harvard Mk II, T-28A, Raytheon T-6 Texan II,  Fairchild PT-19, Bedech AT-11, Beech T-34C.

Any or all of those from a maunfacturer like Tamiya or Airfix would be terrific.

 

I like the trainers as well.  Isracast makes the Texan II - nice kit.  There was an at-6d hasegawa/monogram.  Italeri did a Harvard Mk II and I think Czech models did a T-34C

Maybe not exactly what you are looking for but here's my Isracast Texan, Roden T-28B, Minicraft T-34A

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:08 PM

Glamdring,

I agree with you about more tractor kits, especially the older vintage stuff, like either Oliver or Masey Ferguson.  I alos like your idea of the Oshkosh big hauler trucks minus their trailer.  My #1 kit on a wish list would be a 1/350 or larger U.S.S. America CVA -66.   Come on Tumpeter, you can do it!

TJS

TJS

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:01 PM

Hello!

Just to throw in some names - a 1:35 '65 Caterpillar D7 (maybe with a rome plow right on), decent 1:72 H-43 Husky/Pedro, while we're at it - 1:72 H-3C Jolly Green with interior. And no, we still don't have an adequate UH-1D Huey in 1:72.

Come on, admit it - many things from our wish lists have been published as a kit in the last years, eh?

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:01 PM

I have said it before, 

And I will say it again

Escort carriers ( preferably U.S.S. Bouge)

Would L O V E it in 1/144 scale ... or any scale larger than that tiny 1/700 scale they made several years ago.

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage"

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:13 PM

Oh yea, I forgot a 1/48 CH-54 (I know we just got a 1/35 one - who has the room?) and it's civilian S-64 Skycrane equivilent with the Erickson fire fighter gear and markings.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:16 PM

Would love to see:

More 1/350 amphibs and auxiliaries (cold war era), 1/700 WWII freighters and oilers (ours, theirs, everybodies), 

1/72 - 1/32 Air Tractors - ag, fire fighting, and strike aircraft (or kits with all options),

1/35 LCM-6's and 'Nam era riverine craft, ALL of them !

Yeah, that would work.

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Posted by ikar01 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:26 PM

Definately the H-43 with a detailed interior.

Then there's these:

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 7:18 PM

keavdog

Oh yea, I forgot a 1/48 CH-54 (I know we just got a 1/35 one - who has the room?) and it's civilian S-64 Skycrane equivilent with the Erickson fire fighter gear and markings.

 

There is the old 1 /72 boxing of the Revell kit and Lonestar was supposed to bring out a conversion kit with the water tank and decals.  Haven't been able to contact.

But yeah, a 1/48 would be nice, if a little big

Another voice in the wilderness for the Pedro's as well.

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 19, 2022 7:40 PM

I picked up the old 1/72 aurora kit and ordered the Lonestar conversion but Mike has been dealing with some personal issues.   Maybe ICM will scale theirs down to 1/48

Thanks,

John

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Posted by goldhammer88 on Saturday, February 19, 2022 8:03 PM

If he gets back with you, and the PM function comes back, please let me know his contact information.

Thanks, Art

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 6:13 AM

To be honest, at the moment, I just want to add Revell/Monogram's 1/48 F-89 Scorpion to my stash...I build one when I was early teens, and would like to do another with my current skills.  As a kid, I had always wanted the dragonflyy from the same company, and I finally grabbed one from eBay, but those scorpion kits are expensive!

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 20, 2022 7:12 AM

Nice List;

    Mine would always start with the Victory Ship in 1/350 at least. Big backbone after the Wars. Then there's the older smaller Cruise-Liners ( The ones that still looked like Ships). See Matson Hawaii run ships.

     Then there's a new crop of Heavy lift and Technical ships. Also Dredges of all types. Ever seen one ? They go from River craft all the way to Ocean going types. Then there's Mobile Cranes and Yes, Farming Equipment.

      I would also like to see different types of Smaller Inland Capable Tankers and Freighters and River cruise Ships. I have a 1/200 model of the "Lilli Weneda". In paper! and I would love to see it in plastic, Fascinating little Polish ferry that! People only! American Car and People Ferries have gotten short shrift too. Many areas of the country still have them operating every day!

      As far as other vehicles. I guess a good 1/25 MG-TD and an equally good Austin-Healey 3000 in the same scale. Or the older Revell cars in 1/25. How about a regular 1/25 - 10 wheel heavy Dump Truck? Or Yes, even a Street Sweeeper-See the list goes on! Funny though, Many of these are out there already. Ever looked at the selection of Scale vehicles for model Train Layouts? These guys get serious! And some have really spot on details! 

       No, I didn't forget Planes or Armor. There's a lot of Armor out there now. There's more I am sure. Planes. Well, starting with Whirly-Birds and going to Fixed wing the list is another four pages long. See? I will say though, The civilian side have been poorly served. Many of the common Birds have mods for other reasons than stock. Will we ever see them? I doubt it! 

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Posted by mach71 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:21 AM

All the X-planes in 1/48 scale to include the lifting body's and the NF-104.

 

The Indycar DW-12 in 1/25 scale with detailed engines.

 

1/1 Star Trek prop series from TOS on.

 

1/350 scale Klingon D-7

 

1/48 scale The Invaders saucer

 

1/32 scale Apollo LM with interior

 

1/12 scale Gemini with Agena

 

 

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Posted by MJY65 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:32 AM

1:48 C-17 Globemaster

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Posted by Jammer on Sunday, February 20, 2022 4:20 PM

New molds or reissues of the original Mad Max cars:

Last of the V-8s (Aoshima did it years ago, but I couldn't afford it then - would like to see a repop since it goes for well over $100 on Ebay)

Main Force Patrol Pursuit 

Main Force Patrol Interceptor (Max's car)

Also

Planet of the Apes Icarus in styrene 

Aliens Drop Ship and APC in 1/35 (with new molds)

New 1/24 Indy Cars - there hasn't been an affordable kit since the Reynards in the late 90s

Some new (and old) fire apparatus - paramedic squads/ambulances, pumpers, ladder trucks, etc.

Buck Roger's Star Fighter and Marauder from the 70s

Landmaster from the movie Damnation Alley (and/or the vehicle from the Ark II Saturday morning TV show in the 70s - the vehicle was cool and the show was so bad it's good)

Serenity (from the Firefly TV series and movie)

UFO TV series models (Skydiver, Moon Interceptor, Mobiles, UFOs)

Starfury from Babylon 5 (repop)

The current military model market looks really good right now, so I have most of the military models I want already, or know where I can get them.

 

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Posted by MJames70 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:03 PM

Wishes are lovely. But 99.99% of the things listed are thoroughly impractical, would never sell, and bankrupt any company that did release them. If you're so sure they're 'licenses to print money', bankroll them yourself. It's a sure thing, right? Pretty easy to wish with other people's money, after all....

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:12 PM

Curtiss C-46 Commando....

         injection molded in 1/72 or 1/48.

C-46 Commando.jpg

On the kitchen counter somewhere in North Carolina

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:22 PM

MJames70

Wishes are lovely. But 99.99% of the things listed are thoroughly impractical, would never sell, and bankrupt any company that did release them. If you're so sure they're 'licenses to print money', bankroll them yourself. It's a sure thing, right? Pretty easy to wish with other people's money, after all....

 

Heh heh - I'm not sure that's 100% true these days. Big Smile  I wrote Do-335, Ho-229 and Ar-234B on Zoukei Mura's suggestion board at a show once, and the first two have been kitted and the third has been announced.  I also wrote Triebflugel, but Miniart fielded that one.

I like oddball stuff, and these days the kit makers are obliging.  I just picked up a M114 by Takom, a little known piece of armor that had an undistinguished service career.

Like Romeo Void sang, never say never!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 20, 2022 5:32 PM

MJames70

Wishes are lovely. But 99.99% of the things listed are thoroughly impractical, would never sell, and bankrupt any company that did release them. If you're so sure they're 'licenses to print money', bankroll them yourself. It's a sure thing, right? Pretty easy to wish with other people's money, after all....

 

Exactly but it's fun,I know I'll never see my dad's ship released,and I don't expect a big company to kit it just for me,but it's fun to talk about what subjects interest us,it's a modeling forum,so I say dream on,post it here and talk about it. Beer

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Posted by fotofrank on Sunday, February 20, 2022 8:32 PM

And another thing. Some company besides Modelsvit to produce a real injection molded P-82B, Merlin powered. You know, with the short tails.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Aggieman on Monday, February 21, 2022 6:24 PM

Some times these wishes do come true, such as when I had pined for a 1/350 USS Texas battleship, and voila, Trumpeter put that one out there.

My list tends to focus on aircraft in 1/48 scale, so here goes:

B-32 Dominator

G3M Nell

C-46 Commando

And I'd love to see Tamiya put out their P-47D (bubbletop, Razorback, doesn't matter) in 1/32.

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, February 21, 2022 6:39 PM

Did you see ICM is comming out with a Sally?  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, February 21, 2022 6:53 PM

I'll second the 1/48 C-46 and G3M Nell. I'd also love to see a 1/48 F11F Tiger, preferably the long nose version. Many of the other 1/48 types that I've wanted have come out or been announced recentl, so there is hope.

In 1/35 armor I have my still long requested DD Sherman's and M48 (pre A1). I'd also love to see the accompanying M57 & M75 APCs, as well as contemporary M53 & M55 self propelled guns. Some of the other variants of the CVR(T) family beyond the Scorpion & Scimitar would be nice. After all, the lower hull is already done.

 

 

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